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Mike Rogoway is kicking my ass… and that’s awesome.

If you’re tuned into tech scene in the Portland area, you’re no doubt a reader of the Silicon Forest blog. And if you’re not, you should be. It’s written by Mike Rogoway, the tech and business writer for The Oregonian.

[HTML1]If you’re tuned into tech scene in the Portland area, you’re no doubt a reader of the Silicon Forest blog. And if you’re not, you should be. It’s written by Mike Rogoway, the tech and business writer for The Oregonian.

And lately, to be honest, Mike and his blog—even his printed pieces for that matter—have been kicking my ass. Quite soundly, I might add. And that, gentle reader, is a very very good thing. Dare I say awesome, even? Read More

memePDX 021: Portland Ten and the PDC, Rogoway on taxes and tech, Open Source Bridge, AboutUs to host Lunch 2.0, Apple tablet, NYT paid content play

Cami Kaos and I discuss Portland 10 getting a grant from the PDC, Mike Rogoway’s “Taxes and tech: Oregon’s industry leaders aren’t engaged,” Open Source Bridge 2010 planning, AboutUs hits the Portland Lunch 2.0 trifecta, Apple tablet rumors coming true, and The New York Times starting to charge for Web content.

Well it’s a short week. But that doesn’t mean we’re going to short change you with memePDX. Oh no, my friend. In fact, we may have run just a tad long this week. But there was so much good stuff about which to chat, we simply couldn’t help it.

This week, Cami Kaos and I discuss Portland Ten getting a grant from the PDC, Mike Rogoway‘s “Taxes and tech: Oregon’s industry leaders aren’t engaged,” Open Source Bridge 2010 planning, AboutUs hits the Portland Lunch 2.0 trifecta, Apple tablet rumors coming true, and The New York Times starting to charge for Web content. Read More

The Oregonian on Apple, iPhone, and the Portland mobile scene

The Oregonian’s Mike Rogoway (Happy Fathers’ Day, Mike!) has a great piece about the burgeoning market supporting Apple products—especially with iPhone app developers—here in the Silicon Forest.

Portland-area startups mentioned in the article include Portland-based Urban Airship, Small Society, GadgetTrak, PheedYou, and Vancouver-based Avatron. Read More

WebTrends searches for CEO, finds him at Google

Now, I realize that Portland-based WebTrends isn’t exactly a “startup” around here anymore. (Although some would argues that the company continues to go through fits and starts as it navigates the ever-changing Web analytics landscape.)

But the news from Mike Rogoway at The Oregonian, this morning—that WebTrends has just hired a guy from Google to be their CEO—could have significant impact on the tech scene around here.

Meet Daniel Stickel, a Harvard-educated engineer—Magna Cum Laude, at that—who also boasts a rich 20-year history as an executive, with an impressive record of building businesses.

But I’m especially interested in his experience with preparing for—and living through—acquisitions. According to Stickel’s resume, he was an executive at K2 Technologies before and throughout acquisition, he helped establish the foundations that built Delfin Systems into an acquisition target, and he managed the Alta Vista engineering team that turned that property into a valuable commodity for purchase.

What’s more, it’s not often that you hear of companies in the Portland area hiring folks away from Google.

Let’s see… he worked at Google and he’s got experience in being acquired.

It will be interesting to see how this one plays out.

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